XSS to TSS: tech support scam campaign abuses cross-site scripting vulnerability

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:41:32 +0000

This tech support scam is being spread via Facebook links and uses several redirection mechanisms to avoid detection.

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ParetoLogic facing complaint of alleged wrongdoing

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 15:00:00 +0000

After Revenuewire settled with the FTC, its sister company ParetoLogic has to appear in court. They are sued in a US class-action by a disgruntled customer.

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Tech Support Scam Uses Child Porn Warning

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 14:52:00 +0000

A new email scam is making the rounds, warning recipients that someone using their Internet address has been caught viewing child pornography. The message claims to have been sent from Microsoft Support, and says the recipient’s Windows license will be suspended unless they call an “MS Support” number to reinstate the license, but the number goes to a phony tech support scam that tries to trick callers into giving fraudsters direct access to their PCs.

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A week in security (January 20 – 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:17:14 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including tech support scams, deepfakes, and the latest ransomware attack in Florida.

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Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:56:14 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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PSA: Users with landlines are more vulnerable to scams

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Anyone still using a home phone be warned: having landlines makes you particularly vulnerable to scams. Read on to learn how to keep your landline but stay safe from cyberattacks.

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Fake Malwarebytes helpline scammer caught in the act

Credit to Author: Charles Campenni| Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

In this blog, we take you through a phone call to a fake Malwarebytes helpline run by Blue Eye Ventures, and show you how to spot the scam in action.

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